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"I've never once thought of you as an ally. Not you. Not Kushida. Not Hirata. All people are nothing but tools. It doesn't matter how its done. It doesn't matter what needs to be sacrificed. In this world, winning is everything. As long as I win in the end...That's all that matters."
― Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
"Shall I tell you something shocking? The god that you guys worshiped Ehit and the god the demons were worshiping is actually one and the same god. In other words, all of you have been the worshiping the same evil bastard who is telling you to fight and kill each other without ever realizing it!"
― Hajime Nagumo to Liliana S. B. Heiligh about Ehit (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
"What's the line? "Saving people, Hunting things...the Family business." Well, I think the people you save, they're how you justify your pathetic little lives. The alcoholism, the collateral damage, the pain you've caused! The one thing that allows you to sleep at night, the one thing is knowing that these folks are out there, still out there happy and healthy because of you...You great, big, bloody heroes."
― Crowley to Sam and Dean Winchester (Supernatural: S8E22 Clip Show)
"To the cowards quaking behind the police department's walls: You will not be spared. And to Batman: I have already won. Emptied your city with a vial of toxin and a few threatening words. That's how little the safety you provided was worth. And when the dawn comes...when Gotham lies in ruins and I turn my gaze to the world beyond...the legend of the Batman will be worth nothing at all.""
― Scarecrow (Arkham Knight)
"People who never experienced joy and people who never experienced suffering have different values. Sometimes you must be hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to understand. Because Life’s Greatest Lessons Are Learned Through Pain."
― Nagato (Naruto)
"Those who are too smart will hurt themselves; those who delve too deeply will reach foolishness; those who criticise others do not know their own faults"
― Lao Zi, Founder of Taoism

The power to possess innate understanding/knowledge of psychology. Sub-power of Mental Manipulation. Variation of Intuitive Aptitude.

Also Called

  • Counselor Intuition
  • Master Manipulator & Profiler
  • Natural Profiler & Psychologist
  • Profiling Intuition
  • Psychological Manipulation
  • Psychology Intuition

Capabilities

The user possesses an incredible and innate understanding/knowledge of psychology and can use it for various purposes, often by changing the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics. Users also have an intuitive mastery of the associated speech and body language, expertly sending all the right signals. Granting the user major leverage in any social situation and allowing them to easily wrap anyone around their little finger in a matter of moments and easily forging a potentially fanatical level of trust and devotion in whoever they exert these talents on.

Using this ability, the user can develop an incredibly charismatic personality and is capable of causing sudden and profound changes to the psychological state of others very quickly and easily. With enough time the user could change anyone's views on anything.

More benevolent users may use it to help those with mental or emotional problems, while the more malevolent users may use it to manipulate others into doing their bidding, or even drive some to acts of murder or suicide.

Such advanced knowledge of how the brains of other people work may give the user other mental abilities such as Telepathy, Mind Control etc.

Applications

Techniques

Types of Psychology

Association

Limitations

  • May not work on Indomitable Will users of a higher level.
  • May become paranoid and/or suspicious of others.

Known Users

See also Manipulative Bastard and Magnificent Bastard.

Comics

  • Doctor Finitevus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Maxwell Lord (DC Comics); via Telepathy and Business Intuition
  • Niles Caulder/The Chief (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Alexander "Lex" Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Ra's al Ghul (DC Comics)
  • Spellbinder (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Merry Maker (DC Comics)
  • Hugo Strange (DC Comics)
  • Noah Kuttler/Calculator (DC Comics)
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • The Joker (DC Comics)
  • Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Cobra Commander (G.I. Joe)
  • Ahab (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Miles Warren/Jackal (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • Charles Xavier/Professor X (Marvel Comics); via Telepathy & Mind Control
  • Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki Laufeyson (Marvel Comics)
  • Moonstone (Marvel Comics)
  • Eddie Gunnam/The Swell (Marvel Comics)
  • Norman Osborn (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathaniel Essex/Mister Sinister (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Raven Darkholme/Mystique (Marvel Comics)
  • Akihiro Daken (Marvel Comics)
  • Malebolgia (Image Comics)
  • Cobra Commander (G.I. Joe)
  • Tactically Augmented Organism/TAO (Image Comics/WildStorm Comics)
  • Midnighter (Image Comics/WildStorm Comics)
  • Grigori Rasputin (Hellboy/BRPD)
  • Gideon Graves (Scott Pilgrim series)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Toyo Harada (Valiant Entertainment Comics)

Cartoons

  • Roger Smith (American Dad); as Dr. Penguin
  • Vilgax (Ben 10)
  • Aggregor (Ben 10)
  • Jazz Fenton (Danny Phantom)
  • Penelope Spectra (Danny Phantom)
  • Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Bruce (Family Guy)
  • Malchior (Teen Titans)
  • Hannibal Roy Bean (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Sasha Waybright (Amphibia)

Movies

  • Terry Silver (The Karate Kid Series)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Usobuki Tadashi (Funouhan)
  • Ehit i (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Hajime Nagumo (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Ai Magase/Whore of Babylon (Babylon)
  • Laura Stuart (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Claire Stanfield (Baccano!)
  • Huey Laforet (Baccano!)
  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuujiro Hanma
    • Baki Hanma
    • Kanji Igari
  • Griffith/Femto (Berserk)
  • Zora Ideale (Black Clover)
  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Shūkuro Tsukishima (Bleach)
  • Chartreux "Char" Westia (Boarding School Juliet)
  • Leon Inugami (Boarding School Juliet); originally
  • All For One (Boku No Hero Academia)
  • Fyoder Dostoevsky (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Mori Ougai (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Aion (Chrono Crusade)
  • Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
  • Ryo Asuka/Satan (Devilman)
  • Dark Gennai (Digimon Adventure tri.)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball series)
  • Izaya Orihara (Durarara!)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Team Rocket's Meowth (Pokémon)
  • Johan Liebert (Monster)
  • Mai Mashiro (Dead Tube)
  • Light Yagami (Death Note)
  • L Lawliet/L (Death Note)
  • Kaname Kuren (Vampire Knight)
  • Schneizel el Britannia (Code Geass)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Kazuya Souma (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom)
  • Marcus Octavius (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)
  • Hisoka Morow (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Kiyokawa Hiroto (Kou 1 Desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
    • Ryo Fui
    • Kan Ki
    • Ou Sen
  • Uramimasu Alien (Keroro Gunso)
  • Yugi (Tenchi in Tokyo)
  • Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha/Tobi (Naruto)
  • Boro (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Nagato (Naruto)
  • Jonathan (One Piece)
  • Sakazuki/Akainu (One Piece)
  • Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)
  • Joji Saiga (Psycho-Pass)
  • Shogo Makishima (Psycho-Pass)
  • Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Renner Theiere Chardelon Ryle Vaiself (Overlord)
  • Malty S Melromarc (Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Kyo (Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Saitama (One Punch Man)
  • Yūji Sakai (Shakugan no Shana)
  • Nana Hiiragi (Talentless Nana)
  • Tatsumi Tsuruoka (Talentless Nana)
  • Shuu Tsukiyama (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Askeladd (Vinland Saga)

Live Television

  • Kendall Hart (All My Children)
  • Cognitive Interpreter (Alphas)
    • Agnes Walker
  • Influencers (Alphas)
    • Nina Theroux
  • Holland Manners (Angel)
  • Lindsey McDonald (Angel)
  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Alex Drake (Ashes to Ashes)
  • Angel/Angelus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Maggie Walsh (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Richard Wilkins (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mr. Trick (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • (Criminal Minds)
    • Jennifer Jareau
    • Luke Alvez
    • Jason Gideon
    • Aaron Hotchner
  • Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Petyr Baelish/Littlefinger (Game of Thrones)
  • Ray McBreen (Haven)
  • Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
  • DJ Sagara (Kamen Rider Gaim)
  • Nathan 'Nate' Ford (Leverage)
  • Edward "Eddie" Morra (Limitless)
  • Rae Cummings (One Life to Live)
  • Marty Saybrooke (One Life to Live)
  • Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
  • Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Ruby (Supernatural)
  • Crowley (Supernatural)
  • Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Movies

  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal series)
  • Damien Thorn (The Omen)
  • Dr. Chase Meridian (Batman Forever)
  • Chucky (Child's Play)
  • PennyWise (Stephen King's It)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Samuel Loomis (Halloween)
  • Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Chase Meridian (Batman Forever)
  • John Kramer (SAW)
  • Cutler Beckett (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Charlie Bartlett (Charlie Bartlett)
  • Pitch Black/The Bogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • James Bond (James Bond 007)

Video Games

  • Widget (Ace Attorney)
  • Mundus (Devil May Cry)
  • Arkham (Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening)
  • Sephiroth (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Professor Hojo (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Ozwell E. Spencer (Resident Evil)
  • Dr. Robotnik/Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Hazama/Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Moebius the Time Streamer (Legacy of Kain)
  • Elder God (Legacy of Kain)
  • Arcturus Mengsk (Starcraft)
  • Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)
  • Sir Grodus (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Hans Christian Andersen (Fate/Extra CCC)
  • Neyla (Sly Cooper series)
  • Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
  • Sigma (Mega Man X)
  • Norman Jayden (Heavy Rain)

Literature

  • Long John Silver (Treasure Island)
  • Tywin Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Petyr Baelish/Littlefinger (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Cassie (Animorphs)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes novels)
  • Havelock Vetinari (Discworld)

Others

  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Axem Rangers X (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Alex Cross (Along Came a Spider)
  • Davik (The Legend of Zelda: Sage of Darkness)
  • Lucifer (Christianity)
  • Trollge (Creepypasta)

Known Objects

Quotes

  • Oh, don't try to deny it, Mr. Wayne. I know your mind better than you do. I am Hugo Strange, the greatest psychiatrist in the world. And you...you are the Batman! - Hugo Strange, DC Comics
  • Both of us trying to find meaning in a meaningless world! Why be a disfigured outcast when I can be a notorious Crime God? Why be an orphaned boy when you can be a superhero? You can't kill me without becoming like me. I can't kill you without losing the only human being who can keep up with me. Isn't it IRONIC?! - The Joker, DC Comics
  • Damn you, Ou Sen!! You had me...Dancing to your tune all along!! - Ordo, Kingdom

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